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Fluid transport by individual microswimmers

Abstract:

We discuss the path of a tracer particle as a microswimmer moves past on an infinite, straight trajectory. If the tracer is sufficiently far from the path of the swimmer it moves in a closed loop. As the initial distance between the tracer and the path of the swimmer ρ decreases, the tracer is displaced a small distance backwards (relative to the direction of the swimmer velocity). For much smaller tracer-swimmer separations, however, the tracer displacement becomes positive and diverges as ρ...

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10.1017/jfm.2013.208

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS
Volume:
726
Pages:
5-25
Publication date:
2013-07-01
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EISSN:
1469-7645
ISSN:
0022-1120
Source identifiers:
404695
Language:
English
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pubs:404695
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uuid:3a401d9f-f1c4-4dc9-a367-c7428300ff57
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pubs:404695
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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